Sunday, February 12, 2012

Ten "Lovely" Symptoms

I know the Listmaster has asked us to make a list about love, what with Valentine's Day quickly approaching, but I have a pressing issue and I need your help.  Something has come over me.  I've been having these odd symptoms and I just don't know what to make of them.  Sure, I could always page Dr. Google, but I trust you, dear readers, far more than the crazies one finds lurking about Internet.  I mean.. ahem...

Anyway, so my symptoms:

1.  Extreme laziness.  Pretty much everything in my life has taken a hit because of it: cleaning, cooking, blogging, reading and commenting on others' blogs, photography, parenting, tweeting, reading, carpooling, and being a decent wife and friend.  Everything except sleeping, resting, and curling up in the fetal position.

2.  Clumsiness and absent-mindedness.  Grey matter, where have you gone?

3.  Mood swings.  When the Hubs signed on "for better or for worse," he probably didn't envision this.

4.  Acne.  Huge, protruding chin zits that tend to show up most viciously right before an important event like The Mother of all Tweetups and the my cruise with Captain Canada.

5.  A distinct preference for stretchy pants with elastic waistbands.

6.  Food aversions that change from day to day.  Except onions, the one food I am whole-heartedly and steadfastly committed to avoiding at all costs.

7.  Heightened sense of smell.  (Which was already pretty acute.  So basically I am now a bloodhound.)

8.  Gagging.  Gagging when I lift the kitchen garbage lid to throw something away. Gagging when I bend over to tie my shoes.  Gagging when I brush my teeth.  Gagging when I when I smell food I recently ate.  Or didn't.  Gagging when I think about gagging.

9.  Nausea.  Ad nauseum.  (See number 8 above.)

10.  The undeniable urge to pee on sticks.




So, friends, what do you think it could be?  Help a girl out, here!


47 comments:

  1. AHHH!!!!! Congratulations lady! So exciting, and what a great way to share your news with us!

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    1. Always knew I wanted to do it in a Listicle! :)

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  2. Ack! Are you?!? YAY! :D

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  3. I knew it as soon as I read the first three!!! you went on a cruise and brought home a baby :) HURRRRRRRAYYYYYY! The most obvious result of THE LOVE!
    This is our first Monday Listicles baby announcement. Love you for it.
    Congrats Mr. And Mrs. Captain Handsome and big sister to be.

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    1. Actually I thought it would be a dead giveaway when I only ordered ginger ale at the Mother of All Tweetups. But then I realized that none of you (with the exception of Lisa) knew me well enough to pick up on the subtlety...

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    2. Oh I noticed and I mentioned it to Captain Canada. He thought I was reading way too much into it. I call it intuition. Congrats. When will baby Goodison #2 make an appearance? I am so excited for you guys.

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    3. Observant as ever, Ms. Schwartz! August 7th is the official EDD. But if Lilah is any indication of how I gestate (much like an elephant or a whale), it could be a lot later.

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    4. This is ever so excited! Also this seems to make you the designated driver for future tweet ups...

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  4. And ... she's OUT. Congrats ;-)

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  5. You did look a little green the other night :( All for a good cause thankfully!

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    1. Ha! Thanks. The salmon burger from Splitz would have helped, if I hadn't eaten a whole order of fries, some of Lilah's chicken fingers, and half of the Hubs' ice cream in addition. Did I mention slowed digestion?

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  6. Yay! I love this. Congratulations!

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  7. You are so creative girl. Love how you shared this wonderful news with us! Congratulations to you, hubby and Lilah :) Yay, Amanda is having a baby!

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  8. Yay!!! Congratulations!!!!

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  9. Yay Congrats!!! I love how you announced it! :)

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  10. Congratulations! Love how you shared your news. :)

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  11. Hip hip hurray! (spanish version). No excuse for the next tweet up.

    www.mamaandthecity.com

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  12. Awesome list :) Huge congrats to you!

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  13. Congrats!!! So excited for you, and lookin forward to future "life with two" blogs!

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  14. Congrats! So good to hear that another gorgeous babe is on the way.

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  15. Mazel tov!! Congrats!! Can't wait to read more about expectant life with a toddler around...

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  16. COngratulations Amanda! So happy for you!! Nice one with the announcement ;)

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  17. Hooray! So excited for you, hubs and Lilah! How many weeks?
    I so look forward to reading all about it in months to come.
    Congratultions sweetie. xxx Ann

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  18. Holy Crap Amanda! Congrats!!!!!
    From Stacey

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  19. Congratulations! I knew it before I got to the end!

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  20. uuummm......not sure, maybe one more test?

    Ha - Congrats!
    Very inventive with the telling my friend!

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  21. This is so awesome! Congratulations! Does this mean the birth of a new blog name as well?

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  22. What a great way to share such wonderful news! Congratulations!

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  23. What a wonderful listicle! Congratulations! I remember the daily tests just to be sure it was true :)

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  24. Hooray!!! Best Listicle announcement EVER!!! Congrats to you guys :)

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  25. Congratulations! and I do agree with Jen, best.listicle.ever!

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  26. Congratulations! Hope your nausea dissipates in the 2T!

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  27. Congratulations! Hope your nausea dissipates in the 2T!

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  28. Cogratulations, now that's a Valentine's day gift.

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  29. Congratulations! If that's not a list about love, nothing is!!

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  30. O.
    M.
    G.!!!!

    Congratulations! Best.valentines.gift.ever! xo

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  31. Congratulations! That is amazing!

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  32. Congratulations! What a perfect Valentine's Day gift!

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  33. Yeah! What great news. The second pregnancy is definitely different than the first one. So far I've found that adjusting to the second baby to be much easier than the first. I love what experience gives you! Enjoy.

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  34. WOOHOO! Congratulations! How very happy we all are for you! Hopefully, the "symptoms" will dissipate after a while. Hang in there! Oh, this news is just so wonderful!!!

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  35. Holy crap! That's awesome! Congratulations... on the bun in the oven... not the barfing and generally feeling lazy and such. By the way, when I read the first one I thought, Un-huh, ya.... I know that feeling. Do you think maybe I'm pregnant too??? HA HA! No. Just old and lazy.

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  36. love this post as always u are brilliant writer!! congrats!!!!!!!! so exciting... xo N.

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  37. Congratulations on your pregnancy!! So excited for you!

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